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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,878 People

    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    i want someone who is ****** up to talk to me.

    come with all your sins so you cant possibly judge mine.
    aliwashere aliwashere 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Put my phone on shuffle

    and the first song that comes on is 'Hero' by Skillet..
    TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    its early. im on my own.

    im lonely but everyones asleep. please talk to me.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I feel like somedays,

    i feel like can take over the world and then reality hits and back at again feeling sorry for myself for i don't even know exactly.
    lesley2456 lesley2456 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    So...uh i guess its ok to put this here.

    last year, a few days before the holidays my mother found out about my self harm. she called me attention seeking. she wasnt very good to me,didnt feed me properly etc. so in october i tried to end it all. my mother never came up to see if i was ok despite the unusual silence...
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    The best advice I've ever gotten about battling

    depression is to fight it. My best friend told me to write positive things about the world and myself on sticky notes and place them around my room. I have sticky notes under my socks in the drawer that talk about how nice clean laundry smell. I have a sticky note on my mirror...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    And I feel absolutely awful.

    I just lay in bed crying or feeling like ****. I feel dead inside. I just feel emotionless get I'm sad and hurt. I can't even describe how I feel.. But it's an awful feeling
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am not a simple person to understand.

    What you see on the surface is just a facade, masking my true self. The real person trapped inside of me is sitting in the corner of a dark, windowless room with no door to escape from. Sometime he will rear his head, and it's takes every fiber of my being to fight him back. I...
    JonnySlackMallon JonnySlackMallon 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    right now we are in the process of moving

    and I can't help because my health is so bad....the whole day all I've been sitting on my *** watching the ones I love sweating breaking their backs in the heat trying to get us all moved and set up....right now I just wanna cry because I can't do anything and I feel so useless...
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    something bad happened to me today

    and I broke down after years of this feeling growing I admitted to my family that I feel suicidal and no one is taking me seriously. I want them to help me but they are in no good position themselves and are too pre occupied their own problems. The reason I didn't go through...
    yasmine98 yasmine98 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    This video is a wonderful help to explain how

    depression affects all aspects of your life to people who have never had to deal with it. 
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I feel so stupid right now.

    I just got off the phone with my ex best friend, and he FINALLY told me part of why he did what he did to me. Apparently, I was so caught up in my anxiety at that point that I didn't notice his stepfather hurting him. I feel physically sick. How could someone hurt another human...
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    This afternoon was the first day in

    so long that I've felt genuinely happy.. I think I'm getting better.. :)
    markinggold markinggold 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I let my whole family down.

    I thought I was strong, kind, and productive. My husband laid it out for me that I am not. The person I thought I was ....which was a pretty great gal was all an allusion. I've ruined his life, I'm ruining our kids lives. I'm a phony and a disappointment. I can't move or breathe...
    walaitswendy walaitswendy 41-45, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I've delt with depression

    since I was in 7th grade. For years I have practiced hiding my depression. When I couldn't take it anymore I became suicidal. My mom found out and took me to counseling after awhile my mom seemed to get aggravated about having to take me. So when she asked if it was helping I...
    ygandulla ygandulla 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    This is exam week... I really really really

    need to do good. But I can't sleep because if I sleep then I'll have nightmares and the nightmares are way way worse than being tired. Sometimes I have them when I'm awake, like flashbacks I guess, but everything is blurring together and I can't remember what happened when...
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Deppression is my struggle.

    ... My weight ... My insecurities...
    newanorexicgirl newanorexicgirl 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I'm not one to get angry

    or annoyed but to be quite freaking honest, people on here are ******* me off. Too many people over use the word depression and use it to describe every little damn feeling of sadness. You don't just " get depressed" because of a random bad event or a bad inner feeling. You aren...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 8 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Why are you depressed ?

    I want everyone who saw this experience to list all the reasons why theyre depressed... Ill go first, loneliness, how worthless and expandable i could get when it comes to the people i care about the most.. Whats yours ? :)
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 20 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I don't want to die. I want to feel alive again.

    But lately I catch myself thinking "I just want to die" over and over again. I'm always sad and in pain. Except when I'm with my best friend or hanging with my family. But I keep secrets from my family about who I really am. I know what I want for myself would hurt everyone...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I can't do a single thing right in school i was

    gone the entire third quarter of the year and I'm back and I can't grasp a single concept sometimes I just want to kill myself
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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